Since 1989, the city of Ahmedabad has hosted the International Kite Festival as part of the official celebration of Uttarayan, bringing master kite makers and flyers from all over the world to demonstrate their unique creations and wow the crowds with highly unusual kites. In past years, master kite makers from Malaysia have brought their wau-balang kites, llayang-llayanghave come from Indonesia, kite innovators from the USA have arrived with giant banner kites, and Japanese rokkaku fighting kites have shared the skies with Italian sculptural kites, Chinese flying dragons, and the latest high-tech...
Place : Gujarat
Time : 10am to 4pm.
ln the salubrious and cool weather of January, Gujarat's skies wear many marvellous hues. Thousands of revellers flock into their town centres or just climb up to their terraces and engage in a universal and pretty ancient pastime - kite flying. Each flyer wil! have invested a lot of time and effort to make his fabulous flying devlce better than anyone else's. There is a bit of showmanship and healthy rivalry involved here. At the festival grounds in Ahmedabad, Surat and the Rann, the story would be similar, though even more sophisticated, and with professional prides at stake. ln any case, the sky would be bejewelled by the unique spectacle. Don't miss it for the world..
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